for the development of Visual Plants
We developed Visual Plants as a data capturing tool in the
Although the dissemination of biodiversity Information
is necessary to be proceeded in the World Wide Web, there is a need of information systems based on databases directly in ecological field stations in the
tropics, which are not connected to the internet.
In a second step Visual Plants
is now accessible on the internet using the integrated
web server of the RAD tool we
on we present a system for biodiversity information which is not only based on images of herbarium
specimen, but also on images of "green plants"
(images made by flat bed scanners or digitized slides) and by herbarium specimen as well. This system may also include the ability to determine plants into taxa using vegetative characters (so far it is
possible). This might be helpful for students to get an idea to which family or genus a plant
belongs. Even the classical way of determination the plants can be
used. The images may also be useful to control classical